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    Unwanted ads

    Why do I suddenly have annoying ads popping up constantly when I try to open and read postings? I use and ipad and have nt had this happen before. It causes me to repeatedly have to scroll down to return to the posting I was reading when the ad for bleach popped up!

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    Can't pop-ups be blocked on an ipad?
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    I don't have that problem on this board but it can be so annoying on others. I don't have an Ipad though.

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    I have been having that same problem with the bleach ad. And when I click on the X to get rid of it, it just opens it up!
    I installed a free ad blocker on my IPad last week but it did not help. Very annoying.

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    Ad blocker didn't help me either. I emailed them and supposedly they're working on it. I'll not hold my breath.

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    Very, very annoying for me also. I also installed Ad Blocker thinking it would help. NOT. The only thing Ad Blocker did was to keep the advertisement from running. The "skeleton" of the ad still remains and I still have to "X" it to remove it as it locks up the back arrow on the header bar. AAAARRRRG! I have been running SPYBOT on my PC a couple of times a day to get rid of those lurking files. I don't want that junk on my PC.
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    Caroline, on the PC, what browser are you using? I use Firefox and AdBlock Plus and I never see any of the ads.

    The only time I see ads is on my iPhone. I haven't taken the time to see if there's a way to block them, but it irks me that I use my data plan to download ads, so I will likely look it up soon.

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    The browser I am using is Google Chrome. I contemplated going to Firefox. I just did not want to have any conflicts with Chrome and all of my favorites, if you know what I mean.
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    The two browsers won't conflict with each other, and FF will have an option to import bookmarks, I think it might be able to do it from Chrome. The bookmarks problem would be more an "ongoing" one. If you save a bookmark in Chrome -after- the import then FF won't know about it. But who knows, there may be a way to keep them in sync via an add-on by now.

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    I just downloaded FF and am in the process of learning the ropes. Thank goodness I have all of my passwords in my address book. So far I have NOT seen any of the dreaded "forever popups". I think I am going to like this after going through the learning curve.
    Sweet Caroline

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    Good to hear. FF has been my chosen browser for years. It's a little heavy on resources, but Chrome isn't much easier when you look at all of what it's using. Besides, no one is spying on me like with Chrome. Google weirds me out that way.

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    Thanks Tammi for giving me the "push" to Firefox. I know that I am going to like it and so far it appears to be faster.
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    Update, no more popups with Firefox browser.
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    Awesome! Good to hear!

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    How do I switch from IE to firefox and will I loose anything I have downloaded?
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    You should be able to:
    Download Firefox - http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/fx/#desktop
    Install Firefox
    Start Firefox
    Let it import your favorites, etc
    Tell it yes you want it to be your default browser

    Extra Credit:
    Go to Tools - Add-Ons - Get Add-ons
    In the upper right corner, in "Search All Add-ons" - type Adblock Plus
    Choose Adblock Plus (current version is 2.3.2) and click "Install"
    Restart the browser (I think, it will prompt you if needed)

    Nothing gets lost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewnsewer2 View Post
    How do I switch from IE to firefox and will I loose anything I have downloaded?
    Ditto to Tammi's response. The only thing I had to do was re-establish my passwords to my favorite sites. As with any change there will be some differences but well worth it.
    Sweet Caroline

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    Annoying pop up ads

    Please please please stops these pop up ads!!! I use and iPad and the quilting board site is the ONLY place they appear.i have the pop up blocker activated, but this site is the only one they come to. And worse yet, they seem to bounce around and the ULTA ad doesn't have an place to close it - you have to try to ignore it. I'm ready to cancel this board.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArchaicArcane View Post
    You should be able to:
    Download Firefox - http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/fx/#desktop
    Install Firefox
    Start Firefox
    Let it import your favorites, etc
    Tell it yes you want it to be your default browser

    Extra Credit:
    Go to Tools - Add-Ons - Get Add-ons
    In the upper right corner, in "Search All Add-ons" - type Adblock Plus
    Choose Adblock Plus (current version is 2.3.2) and click "Install"
    Restart the browser (I think, it will prompt you if needed)

    Nothing gets lost.
    I tried this and everything fouled up I had to uninstall and have to re download. I have a new HP laptop and windows 8.
    Grandma of 5 beautiful grand kids, 4 crazy cats & 1 dog!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewnsewer2 View Post
    I tried this and everything fouled up I had to uninstall and have to re download. I have a new HP laptop and windows 8.
    Which part fouled up? It's usually a pretty straight forward process...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArchaicArcane View Post
    Which part fouled up? It's usually a pretty straight forward process...
    The part where you type adblock. I can't find where to do it. I am using FF right now to type this. Don't like to tool bar either.
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    The Ad Block is extra credit, I don't think it's mandatory. Did the pop ups stay away?
    Toolbars can be turned off and on on the view menu.

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    try this-go to this website in the firefox browser.

    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/fir.../adblock-plus/

    click on add to firefox

    You may have to subscribe to filters. You can do that after adblock is installed. Just go to the preferences. Tools/adblock plus/preferences.

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    Firefox is pretty customizable. When I first switched to it, it was hard to get used to but I did eventually. Now it's my most used browser (I use chrome for some sites).

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    Good call Gale, As with most computer things, there's more than one way to do everything
    I don't subscribe to any filters, just use Adblock Plus plain and I've never had popups or advertising on the QB while using FF.

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